With stunning views of Lake Geneva and the Alps, Hotel Trois Couronnes was the perfect home for our Swiss Riviera vacation.
Nestled in between the picturesque Swiss cities of Lausanne and Montreux, sits the quiet and tranquil town of Vevey, Switzerland. Filled with history and small town vibes, Vevey is also home to one of the best hotels we’ve ever stayed in - Hotel Trois Couronnes.
When we first arrived at the hotel we were stunned by the incredible views surrounding the property. Set on the shores of Lake Geneva, you could see the snowcapped Swiss Alps in the distance and the lake glistening under the sun, despite the chilly temperatures. Striped awnings swayed on the windows and although minimal, the decor was chic with Belle-Epoque touches.
With 71 guest rooms, the intimate setting of Hotel Trois Couronnes was the perfect home for our weekend getaway. The style was very elegant and refined, yet very comfortable and serene.
Our French balcony overlooking Lake Geneva was the shining star of our room. Waking up to the sunrise and watching the sunset, with a glass of wine was the perfect way to begin and end each day. We had plenty of space (most rooms are between 269 and 377 square feet) and were able to work when we needed...although I would highly recommend ditching work for your stay here! With tons of natural light flooding our room and bathroom, every moment felt relaxed and comfortable.
For the times we did manage to leave the hotel, we spent our time wandering around the town and even took the train to visit the neighbouring towns. Our first full day in Vevey we visited the vineyards of Lavaux and went wine tasting in Rivaz at Domaine Chappuis, a charming small production winery, where we sampled prestigious wines from the Dezaley Appalachians. The next day we took a 15 minute bus, through the town and stopped in Montreux to walk around the shore -- and since we were there in December, we were able to also visit their Christmas Markets. I loved how close everything was, yet so different. Vevey is quiet and intimate, Lavaux is a wine lovers eden and Montreaux is chic and urban.
With two distinct restaurants at the hotel, you have many fantastic options and really have no reason to leave the property.
Restaurant Les Trois Couronnes
Described as a gourmet restaurant featuring Mediterranean cuisine, with a focus on Southern French, the menu is fresh with the perfect amount of sophistication you would expect from a Michelin rated restaurant. The setting is candle lit, romantic and private, yet
the cheese cart going by is the perfect distraction.
The Veranda Bar
Offering panoramic views of Lake Geneva, the Veranda bar is perfect to grab a nice lunch or an intimate dinner. For our first night in Vevey we decided to eat here and nibbled on duck foie gras, lamb shanks and farmer poultry confit. Although this restaurant is less formal than their other, the food is as every bit refined and delicious . I just wish it was warmer outside, so we could dine on the balcony.
The Puressens Spa is so much more than just a Spa. It’s more like a place of well-being and health, with advisors that emphasize the importance of achieving beauty through a healthy lifestyle. They won’t offer you any magic potions or elixirs, (although the products by Joelle Ciocco come pretty close) but they will offer you guidance and proper treatments to help achieve your goals.
All guests of Hotel Trois Couronnes have free and unlimited access to the Spa and consultations and treatments are an added cost. The Destination Spa is a complex with a long indoor pool, a jacuzzi, a steam bath, a sauna and the most comfortable lounge chairs that are perfect for lounging on, before or after your treatments.
A little stressed and feeling fatigued, I booked a signature massage with their head therapist Mr. Lucian Retea. I was expecting to relax and have all the kinks and knots gently massaged and what I got was so much more -- I got informed. Lucian explained my body to me, he explained how to achieve a better sense of well-being and then gave me a personalized massage that targeted my needs.
I left slightly dazed, reformed some how, smelling of lavender and more restored than I’ve been in awhile. Luciens' expert hands and informational session was exactly what I needed.
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